Mary Mapes Dodge



Stocking Song On Christmas Eve

by Mary Mapes Dodge

Welcome, Christmas! heel and toe,
Here we wait thee in a row.
Come, good Santa Claus, we beg, --
Fill us tightly, foot and leg.

Fill us quickly ere you go, --
Fill us till we overflow.
That's the way! and leave us more
Heaped in piles upon the floor.

Little feet that ran all day
Twitch in dreams of merry play;
Little feet that jumped at will
Lie all pink, and warm, and still.

See us, how we lightly swing;
Hear us, how we try to sing.
Welcome, Christmas! heel and toe,
Come and fill us ere you go.

Here we hang till some one nimbly
Jumps with treasure down the chimney.
Bless us! how he'll tickle us!
Funny old St. Nicholas!


Rhymes And Jingles
Copyright 1875
Scribner, Armstrong, And Company